Alencon Systems LLC launched its latest line of excessive voltage DC:DC converters with a intelligent acronym, the CUBE, to enhance its current line-up of galvanically remoted DC:DC optimizers, the SPOT and BOSS. The CUBE, which stands for Mixed Common Buck/Increase Energy Electronics, is a extremely compact, centralized DC:DC optimizer that may assist each 1,000 and 1,500 volt DC:DC purposes.
The CUBE is accessible in two modalities – the CUBE-PV for photo voltaic purposes and the CUBE-ES for battery vitality storage purposes. Alencon says a differentiator of the CUBE is its degree of energy density, which is about 5 occasions larger than different non-isolated DC:DC converters in an analogous energy class. The CUBE achieves its energy density through a silicon carbide-based energy practice.
For giant scale PV vegetation, the CUBE-PV can enhance vitality yield for tasks utilizing bigger central inverters. For such tasks, the CUBE will step-up voltage to a central inverter and thus enable the inverter to function at larger utilization. By doing so, massive scale PV vegetation will be constructed with fewer energy blocks and thus considerably decrease price.
Additionally, by working at larger voltage and decrease present, the CUBE-PV permits for much less copper for use within the stability of the system. The CUBE-PV permits PV vegetation to be “storage prepared,” and is usually a useful gizmo for repowering older PV arrays.
For battery vitality storage purposes, the CUBE-ES is nice for integrating batteries into DC coupled photo voltaic + storage tasks and stepping up voltage from decrease voltage batteries to larger voltage energy conversion programs (PCS). Because of its excessive switching frequency, the CUBE gives little or no further fault present contribution to a battery vitality storage system.
“The addition of the CUBE to Alencon’s product line-up is according to our mission to turn into the premier provider of excessive energy, excessive voltage DC:DC optimizers to the choice vitality business.”
For instance, the CUBE-PV will be paired with the Alencon BOSS, to create extremely price efficient, fastened voltage DC bus photo voltaic plus storage tasks.
The CUBE is at present patent pending with america Patent Workplace and inbuilt Alencon’s Philadelphia-area manufacturing unit.